Sierra Leonean academic and literary critic Prof Eldred Durosimi Jones passed away in Freetown, Sierra Leone on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Prof Eldred Durosimi Jones,…View More Sierra Leonean academic and literary critic Prof Eldred Durosimi Jones has passed on.
Egyptian Playwright, as well as TV and film writer Lenin El-Ramly, died on Friday, February 7, 2020. Lenin El-Ramly was known for his satire and…View More Egyptian Playwright Lenin El-Ramly has passed on.
Legendary poet and academic Kamau Brathwaite passed away on February 4, 2020. The Barbados born-poet, one of the titans of post-colonial literature and the arts,…View More Legendary poet and academic Kamau Brathwaite has passed on.
Tanzanian novelist, poet, and scholar Euphrase Kezilahabi passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Euphrase Kezilahabi was born on April 13, 1944, in Ukerewe, Tanganyika…View More Tanzanian novelist, poet, and scholar Euphrase Kezilahabi has passed on.
Nigerian novelist Chukwuemeka Ike passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2019. Chukwuemeka Ike, who was born on April 28, 1931, attended Government College, Umuahia, and…View More Nigerian novelist Chukwuemeka Ike has passed on.
Nigerian Scholar Tejumola Olaniyan died of heart failure in Madison, Wisconsin, the USA on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Tejumola Olaniyan was an internationally-recognized scholar of…View More Tejumola Olaniyan, scholar of African literature, has passed on.
South African Poet and activist Sandile Dikeni passed away in Cape Town on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Sandile Dikeni was the author of three collections…View More South African Poet and activist Sandile Dikeni has passed on.
Binyavanga Wainaina was honoured at a ceremony at the Story Club Art Cafe in Lilongwe, Malawi on August 24, 2019. Binyavanga Wainaina shot to continental…View More Binyavanga Wainaina honoured in ceremony in Malawi.
Toni Morrison was honoured by Ghanaian writers at the e-Ananse Public Library in Accra, Ghana on August 19, 2019. On August 5, 2019, novelist, poet,…View More Ghanaian writers celebrate Toni Morrison in Accra.
US novelist, essayist, editor, and teacher Toni Morrison died on the evening of Monday, August 5, 2019. Toni Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, editor,…View More Toni Morrison has passed on.
The Kismayo Book Fair 2019 sent condolences to the family and friends of their delegate Hodan Nalayeh who died in a terrorist attack on July…View More Kismayo Book Fair 2019 sends condolences for Hodan Nalayeh.
The memorial to fallen Kenyan writer and activist Binyavanga Wainaina was hosted at the Nairobi National Museum on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Binyavanga Wainaina was…View More Binyavanga Wainaina Memorial hosted in Nairobi.
The Kwani Open Mic dedicated to Binyavanga Wainaina was hosted at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on May 28, 2019. For many people around…View More Kwani Open Mic dedicated to Binyavanga Wainaina hosted in Nairobi.
Kenyan writer and activist Binyavanga Wainaina passed on after a short illness on the night of May 21, 2019. Binyavanga Wainaina was a colossus in…View More Binyavanga Wainaina has passed on.
Libyan novelist Ahmed Fagih passed on on April 30, 2019. Libyan novelist Ahmed Fagih was a Libyan novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist, and diplomat. He began…View More Libyan novelist Ahmed Fagih has passed on.